Published on January 18, 2021 by Darren
I published a new one As part of Piece at The dropout this evening. With WandaVision When we kicked off this weekend and reported that Chris Evans would be returning to the role of Steve Rogers, it seemed like a good time to take a look back Captain America: Civil War as the point at which the MCU embraced the idea of power without responsibility.
Superhero stories are often about power and responsibility. However, one of the most noticeable aspects of the MCU was the recurring acceptance of the idea that power should come without responsibility. Civil war is meant to be a story about consequences, but instead becomes a story about characters desperately evading the consequences and asking the audience to cheer them on. There is something hollow and empty in there, and it is arguably a rot at the root of the MCU.